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Agile Bodhisattvas and Developing Empathy for Change

Dave Prior
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In this episode of Sound Notes, we sat down with Enterprise Transformation Consultant, Tim Wise to discuss how people going through organizational transformation can develop empathy for change.

Start 1:48
Tim’s new deliverable: 2:10
Late Adopters of Agile 2:42
Helping them get started 4:21
Having Patience With Latecomers 5:28
Agile Bodhisattvas 6:30
Misplaced Blame for Agile Not Working 6:54
Coaching those who believe “It won’t work here” 7:52
Understanding the true “blockers” to adoption and the importance of not staying in your lane 10:04
Dealing with the cultural change of Agile 13:00
Letting go and learning to trust 14:00
Having patience with those who don’t “get” Agile yet 14:45
The importance of empathy 17:52
Conversations about interactions during transformation 20:22
Changing viewpoints during transformation 23:22
WIP limits in organizational change 25:20
Solving problems with Agile and innovating along the way 27:20
A learning team is a high performing team 27:44
The need for team self-empathy during transformation 28:30
The best Agilist is one that is self-aware and introspective 29:14
The healthy frustration of driving change 31:15
Frustration = Learning 31:50
Tim’s advice for developing greater patience and empathy for change 33:10
Never accept that change can’t happen 34:23
How to contact Tim 35:38

Tim’s Info:

Twitter: @timswise
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Dave Prior has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and teams how to manage their work for over 20 years.

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